Joan Semmel - A Lucid Eye
Location: 1040 Grand Concourse
Date: February 01, 2013 - June 09, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Recent self-portraits by painter Joan Semmel, an 80-year-old Bronx native with a fierce feminist bent.
Whereas Semmel painted her body — nude, cropped below the head and un-idealized — in her early work as a way to thwart female objectification, her latest portraits, painted over the past decade, pan up to her face in a subtle effort to short-circuit ageism.
The exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, titled "Joan Semmel — A Lucid Eye," highlights 27 of these latest works, including several that for the first time in her work expose the camera and mirrors she uses to create her self-portraits.
The Bronx Museum, at 1040 Grand Concourse, is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and is always free.